Water spots - can you get in line water softeners

Water spots - can you get in line water softeners

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Lovey1

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259 posts

148 months

Wednesday 16th June
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This week i noticed that my window cleaners had a water softener in the back of their van. Is there a similar (but low cost) system that is available for installing in line with the hose pipe? A metallic dark blue car with very hard water current equate to more time polishing off the water spots than actually cleaning the car!

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778 posts

157 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Yes you can get in line water filters like this one



https://www.iodetail.com/products/iodetail-resin-v...

Piersman2

6,209 posts

166 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Yep, as above, google "DI Vessel".

I've used them for about 5 years now, wouldn't be without them with 3 black cars to wash.

Wash, rinse, job done. No need to polish or remove those fecking irritating waters spots.

My current vessel is 25L, quite big, it takes a bag of resin to refill which costs about £80 and lasts about 6 months when doing a weekly wash on 2-3 cars. No doubt it could be made to last longer if I just rinsed with it but I just plug it in line in the hose and leave it there.

Genuinely one of those "Why did I never think to do this years ago?" moments when you first use it, it saves so much fannying around shifting water off the car before it dries and leaves residue behind... especially at this time of year when the car is drying off as quick as you rinse it.

Lovey1

Original Poster:

259 posts

148 months

Thursday 17th June
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Excellent. Exactly the solution i was looking for. thanks

TheNewBoy

931 posts

5 months

Thursday 24th June
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We have a condensing tumble dryer in the garage
I run the drain hose into a 25l plastic jerry can
It fills about once a month, great for final rinse using watering can!
Smells nice too..